This weeks interview is with another person I hold in high regard. I can’t recall our initial encounter either, but we were also introduced via YouTube. For the sake of transparency, it was in the same time I met Sang Frais which makes perfect sense considering he is also a co-founder of Nerds with Passports and 10th Tier Media.
Josh is low-key my mentor. LOL I’ve learned a lot from merely talking to him. So here is the giveback. So without further ado, Meet Joshua Gantt
Yaku a.k.a Yakuyabai is Youtuber Entertainer from Houston Texas. Currently, living in San Francisco California in pursuit of her dreams. The Yakuyabai Channel is a hub for culture, comedy and overall randomness. After coming across his channel randomly, earlier this year. I really wanted to pick his brain.
In the past two years, I’ve had the opportunity to interview some pretty amazing people. I normally, provide a little anecdotal story detailing our introduction. While I can’t recall our initial encounter, I know it was definitely via YouTube. Out of all the interviews, I’ve done, this hands down feels the most personal. This is someone I’ve admired. This is someone I’ve learned from. This is someone who’s looked out for me wanting nothing in return. This is someone I consider a friend.
Nerds and Nerdettes, Meet Michelle Simon aka Sang Frais
I started my journey as an indie creative back 2013. And through my Social Media endeavors, I’ve come across a lot of interesting people. And Cereal Sensei is someone worth mentioning, he is an aspiring writer, podcaster, and fellow blerd. When the opportunity surfaced, I reach out for an interview. We discussed a wide array of topics ranging music to content creation. Nerd culture to the indie struggle.
New York City is a pretty big place. But if you run around in certain circles, you’re very likely to come across the same people. That was how I came to know Avery Liburd, formerly known as Avery Li or DarkShonobi on YouTube where we first met. I’m not sure if he remembers or not but when we ran into each other randomly in Midtown Manhattan, where we exchanged pleasantries and introduced ourselves. Thinking about it now, it’s kind of hilarious. Back then Youtube wasn’t the beast that it is now. That was how we connected, so it made perfect sense. And while it wasn’t the most interesting or awkward situation that I’ve encountered when randomly meeting people I talked to online, it definitely struck a chord. Fast forward a few years later, I now I have this platform. It’s important to return the love that was shown to you from way back.
“We build together”
When I reached out, here is what he had to say.
Anime Girls NYC is a blog, I’ve followed closely for about 8 months now. And has shown love, time and time again. On whatever type of content we publish via WordPress site. So I always make sure to show love back.
“We Build Together” is something we at SDE firmly believe. When I reached out to Stephanie, AGN founder. Here’s what she had to say.